How to Raise a Perfect Puppy ?
To raise a perfect puppy a vigilant owner must put some important point in his mind to be followed by him to make the best outcome .Here are ten point to be bear in mind by every new dog owner.
- Give house training a top priority so you don’t have an intractable problem on your hands. (This is especially important with little dogs who can be harder to train, in part because their owners give them a pass.) Housetraining is all about being vigilant—by preventing opportunities for “accidents” your new pup will get the hang of appropriate elimination far more quickly. Yes, mistakes are inevitable, but minimizing these means less confusion as to where is an appropriate place to go potty. The key to success is a schedule; by maintaining a schedule you can predict when your puppy will have to “go.” For instance: Your puppy wakes up? Take her immediately outside to do her business. After having food Ditto do the same , take her to to eliminate her excreta.. Your puppy should never be wandering around unsupervised. Put in the initial time and effort and your pup will be housetraining right quick!
- Reward behavior you like—and be aware if you’re inadvertently rewarding behavior you don’t. Even negative attention is attention and can therefore enforce actions you don’t like. If your dog jumps up, try just ignoring her and then redirecting her rather than engaging with her If you consistently play with her by praising or calling the name then you are making a mistake and this will be a big problem in future..
- Build confidence. A confident, well-adjusted dog is a relaxed happy dog. You should build a confidence in your dog if you want to perfect raise till adulthood. Many bad behavior are rooted due to fear rather than aggression. So you must not make a dog more fearful by doing any type of such act like shouting yelling and giving physical punishment.
- Socialize your puppy A puppy’s key socialization window takes place from birth until around 12 to 16 weeks of age. This means from the moment you bring your new puppy home (usually 8 – 12 weeks of age; earlier is not better as there are lessons your pup needs to learn from her mom and littermates), it’s absolutely crucial that you expose your dog to positive experiences with other dogs, different people, places, and sounds. This will ultimately make the puppy more adaptable to any environment you will provide in future.
- Get your dog used to her a travel crate so if you need to use one in the future (vacation, a trip to the vet), she will happily settle down in there, making both of your lives much less stressful. (Treats and blankets are never a bad idea and should be provided to encourage her.)
- Lay the groundwork. It’s essential your dog knows—and knows well—basic commands. Having a solid “come” command in place can prove a life saver in an emergency. And everyday manners, the kind that make living together pleasant, are just as important. A dog that’s sitting, for example, can’t jump up. Practice everyday. A five minute practice session every single day (with treats!) not only keeps skills fresh in your dog’s mind, but is a great bonding opportunity.
- Timing is everything. You have to offer a reward the instant your pup does something good so that she draws an association between the ask (“sit”) and the treat. Similarly if you scold or chastise your dog for the bad behavior you dislike like chewing socks clothes or pooping inside the room , you have to do it instantly without wasting a timer. Unless you catch her in the act, she will have zero idea why you’re angry.
- Spend as much time with your new pup as possible. Dogs are social animals and, as such, need to be around their people. You want to build the foundation for a solid, lifelong bond. Teach your pup what you like and make it fun! (Think lots of tiny tasty treats.)
- Consistency, consistency, consistency. Set consistent rules so your dog knows what to expect. Don’t want your dog on the couch? Then never let her up on the couch! Same in the case of bed . if you don’t let a bit of your breakfast stick by the rule never give your meal no matter how much your beloved pet insist basic but many people make exceptions to rules, leaving their dogs confused.
- Remember that your dog inherently wants to please you. Give her the tools to do so. And have fun together!
Written by Dr Pratik Man Pradhan B.V.Sc &A.H
Chief Veterinarian Mount Everest Kennel Club